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Both hurt and saved by regulations, what is next for crypto in Japan?
Strong regulations may have helped Japan avoid some of the FTX fallout, but some LDP lawmakers are pushing for a loosening of rules to embrace …
Suspect in Saitama family’s murder denies killing
DNA from blood found on clothing confiscated from the home of the suspect, Jun Saito, 40, matches that of all three victims, police said.
Japan cautiously optimistic for V-shaped recovery in inbound travel
While the yen’s depreciation has been a positive factor, the sluggish return of Chinese tourists is keeping a full recovery at bay for the time …
Kishida and Biden to meet at White House on Jan. 13
The meeting comes as North Korea’s missile tests and calls for a larger nuclear arsenal worry U.S. allies in the region.
Wage hikes and steps toward a nuke-free world top Kishida’s 2023 goals
Speaking at a news conference in Mie Prefecture, the prime minister also mentioned the possibility of a general election before a defense-related tax hike goes …
Myanmar junta marks Independence Day with show of force and mass pardons
The junta did not specify whether the amnesty would include those jailed as part of a crackdown on dissent.
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